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Event Review: Pre-BIO-Europe Tour 2019
Biotechnology Innovation Clusters in Germany
Prior to BIO-Europe, 19 representatives of biotechnology companies and clusters from Japan followed the invitation by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) and HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY – kindly supported by the Japan Bioindustry Association – to learn more about the German biotechnology industry. A special focus was placed on biotech clusters in Eastern Germany.
From November 6-9, the program of the "Pre-BIO-Europe Tour" included technical briefings, visits of clusters, research institutions and local companies, as well as various networking events.
On Wednesday evening, a briefing on medical biotechnology in Germany at GTAI's Berlin office marked the start of the tour. At the subsequent dinner, Christian Hirte, the Federal Government Commissioner for the New German States, officially welcomed the delegation.
Thursday (November 7) started with a meeting with Gabriele Katzmarek, member of the German Bundestag. This was followed by a networking lunch at the Japanese Embassy with guests from business, industry associations and clusters from Germany and Japan. In the afternoon, a visit to the BiotechPark Berlin-Buch took place, where the exchange with local companies and research institutions was also the focus of attention, and the Leibniz Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology was visited. In the evening, the BioCon Valley cluster introduced the Japanese participants to the life sciences industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
On Friday, the delegation visited the Weinberg Campus in Halle (Saale) – including a guided tour of the campus and the company Icon Genetics as well as B2B talks. In Leipzig, the participants were welcomed by Uwe Albrecht, the city's Deputy Mayor for Economic Affairs and Labor, and visited the Fraunhofer IZI before the day ended with a German-Japanese networking event.
At the tour's final stop, Dresden, the delegation was also able to make direct contact with Saxon companies. In addition, the group visited the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics before a guided tour through the historic old town concluded the tour.
On Sunday, the majority of the delegation travelled on to Hamburg for the BIO Europe conference. There, the joint booth of GTAI and HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY formed a central point of contact for the delegation.
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Individual transfer to Hamburg